Hernandez Discusses New Approaches to Lab Consolidation and Centralization

  • September 20, 2016
  • Author: CannonDesign

On August 23, Manuel Hernandez, M.D. and Health Practice Leader at CannonDesign, presented “Optimal Efficiency: New Approaches to Lab Consolidation and Centralization” at Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s inaugural Hospital Laboratory Design and Renovation meeting in D.C. Part of the Next Generation Dx Summit, the meeting brought together diagnostics professionals from across the globe to discuss best practices in modern hospital laboratory design and renovation. Hernandez’s presentation focused on the benefits of laboratory consolidation, specifically related to the role it can play in reducing costs, decreasing redundant services, eliminating variation across multiple sites, and optimizing workflow and staff utilization. He also went on to discuss the value that comes with following a…

Curbed Washington DC Features UDC Student Center

  • July 29, 2016
  • Author: Terri Swiatek

The University of the District of Columbia’s “super sustainable” student center is featured on Curbed Washington DC. The article draws attention to the role the building is playing in creating a new front door for the university, as well as shifting the university’s image from being a commuter campus to one that engages students socially and academically outside of the classroom. Designed by our Arlington office in association with D.C.-based Marshall Moya Design, the building is positioned to be the first LEED Platinum student union on the east coast and one of only a few in the entire country. Highlighted sustainable features include a 14,000-square-foot green roof, a rain garden,…

University of Washington’s CAMCET: educating the next-generation of employees

  • March 12, 2016
  • Author: Charles Smith

The University of Washington (UW) in Seattle, one of the world’s preeminent public universities, and CannonDesign are working together to develop the Predesign Study for the new Center for Advanced Materials and Clean Energy Technologies. Advancing the UW’s leadership role in clean technologies, the building will be an ecosystem for catalyzing multi-disciplinary solutions to the greatest environmental challenges facing our planet. The Center for Advanced Materials and Clean Energy Technology will be a hub for learning, researching, prototyping and driving clean technology ideas to market. CannonDesign’s strategic leadership and design-prototyping process are re-defining the conventional DNA of a building to support foundational science and engineering in partnership with marketplace demands…

University of the District of Columbia Celebrates Grand Opening of New Student Center

  • January 21, 2016
  • Author: Patricia Bou

Designed to LEED Platinum standards, the new building is set to become one of the “greenest” student unions in the country. The University of the District of Columbia (UDC), Washington’s only public higher education institution, will open its new Student Center today, with a celebration that features a ribbon cutting ceremony at 5 p.m. Located at the intersection of Connecticut Avenue and Van Ness Street, the building acts as a gateway to the UDC campus and new source of pride for more than 5,000 students. Designed by our Arlington office in association with DC-based Marshall Moya Design, the building is the centerpiece of a ten-year, campus-wide renovation aimed at establishing…

How Design Can Address Generational Issues in Today’s Healthcare Workplaces

  • November 13, 2015
  • Author: Jocelyn Stroupe

This Sunday, I’m moderating a panel at the Healthcare Design conference about some of the generational issues facing healthcare organizations from both a patient and workplace perspective. Here’s a few pre-panel thoughts on some of the issues healthcare providers face when it comes to creating a workplace designed for a multi-generational workforce. For the first time in U.S. history, there are four generations coexisting in the workplace—the Silent Generation, Baby Boomers, Generation X and Generation Y (Generation Z, those born in the mid-’90s to early ‘00s, is right around the corner). Each of these generations bring different expectations when it comes to employee engagement, motivation and general work practices. This…

Baltimore Sun Touts New Coppin State University Science & Technology Center

  • October 15, 2015
  • Author: Terri Swiatek

A new story from the Baltimore Sun highlights the opening of Coppin State University’s new Science & Technology Center – an $83 million center that will serve as a hub for STEM (Science, Technology, Education and Math) instruction and research for Coppin and the University of Baltimore through a shared-use agreement signed over the summer.

Fast Company Features CannonDesign Ideas to Help Universities

  • October 7, 2015
  • Author: Stephen Blair

Colleges and universities need to find new ways to recruit, retain and graduate STEM students – and design thinking can help. That’s the driving message in Stephen Blair’s new piece for Fast Company, “3 New Ideas to Help Universities Attract and Empower STEM Students,” which identities getting out of the basement, embracing startup culture and infusing cutting-edge technology as key opportunities.f

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